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Whole30 + Keto Bearnaise Sauce

Béarnaise is my favorite sauce to order on my steak when we go to a restaurant. It is so creamy and decadent, but still has such a delicate and lovely flavor. The base (or mother sauce) of Béarnaise is Hollandaise, but has the addition of tarragon, shallot and peppercorns. Once you make this sauce, you will want to pour it on absolutely everything. 

Originally posted 02/2019; updated 03/2021

What You Need:

  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Shallot
  • Peppercorns
  • Tarragon
  • Chicken Broth
  • Egg Yolks
  • Ghee
  • Salt & Pepper

stainless steel saucepan with white wine vinegar, chopped shallots, whole black peppercorns and fresh tarragon

Let’s Make Bearnaise Sauce:

  1. The first step in the process is to make a vinegar reduction. It sounds fancy but it is very simple. Traditional Béarnaise sauce calls for white wine vinegar and white wine but I wanted to keep this Whole30 + Keto. So I use just white wine vinegar with fresh tarragon, sliced shallots and whole black peppercorns and a splash of broth. This mixture gets simmered until it reduces to only a few tablespoons of liquid, then it gets strained.
  2. That beautiful and flavorful reduction gets added to a blender along with the egg yolks. The mixture and egg yolks get blended on low while melted ghee gets slowly poured in. You will get a lovely creamy sauce. All you have to do is stir in some chopped tarragon, salt and pepper! I enjoy mine over a perfectly cooked steak and roasted asparagus.
béarnaise sauce in a pink serving dish

Recipe Tips:

  • If your sauce does not get creamy enough for your liking, you can still save it! All you have to do is gently boil water in a small saucepan and place a bowl over the top. Pour the sauce into the bowl and whisk vigorously, the gentle heat will help thicken up the sauce perfectly. It will only take 30 seconds to a minute
  • This sauce is best enjoyed right away, but you can save it for later. Store it in an airtight container and use the same method above (double boiler) to reheat it and whisk
  • Serve it over a perfectly cooked steak and roasted veggies

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Whole30 Bearnaise Sauce

Sara
This Whole30 + Keto Bearnaise sauce is so creamy and decadent, you will want to pour it on everything
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine French
Servings 16 Tbls
Calories 61 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbls White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbls Shallot sliced or minced
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Tarragon
  • 2 Tbls Chicken Broth
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 cup Ghee
  • Salt + Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add the white wine vinegar, chopped shallot, peppercorns and 2 Tbls (or two sprigs) of the tarragon into a small saucepan
    Gently boil until liquid has reduced down to about 2 Tbls. Let cool and then strain through a mesh strainer
  • Melt ghee in a small saucepan and let cool slightly (should still be warm)
  • Add the reduced and strained vinegar liquid to the blender along with the egg yolks, turn blender on low
    Remove the middle stopper from the lid in the blender and slowly drizzle in the melted ghee until sauce gets thick and creamy. Turn blender off and stir in remaining chopped tarragon. Season with salt and pepper to taste
    Serve over protein or veggie of choice!

Notes

If your sauce does not get creamy enough for your liking, you can still save it! All you have to do is gently boil water in a small saucepan and place a bowl over the top. Pour the sauce into the bowl and whisk vigorously, the gentle heat will help thicken up the sauce perfectly. It will only take 30 seconds to a minute. 

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 9mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword keto, sauce, whole30
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